Jacob Miller

Executive Director

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Jacob graduated from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a major in Kinesiology and received his Masters Degree in Sport Administration from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jacob’s previous golf experience includes the Tennessee Golf Association as a Boatwright Intern and as a Tournament Director with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour based out of Jacksonville, Florida.

He was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin and, of course, is a big Packer fan. He grew up in Pulaski, a small town near Green Bay, and graduated from Pulaski High School. His parents are teachers in the Pulaski school district. Jacob is married to Heather Gibely who he met while working in Florida.  


Kelsey Chugg

Membership Director

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Kelsey Chugg, a three-time Utah State Women’s Amateur champion, and a graduate of Weber State University, joined the Utah Golf Association staff in 2014 and serves as the Membership Director.

“We are very pleased to have her on board at the UGA,” said UGA Executive Director Bill Walker. “She brings a lot of experience from the playing side of tournaments and that perspective will be a big help on the administrative side.”

She played collegiate golf at Redlands Community College in El Reno, Oklahoma before transferring to Weber State where she played on the golf team and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2013. She was Academic and Athletic All-American for three years. She was born in Ogden, but grew up in California, Washington and Arizona. 


Lisa Imamura


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Lisa Joined the staff of the UGA in June of 2010 after serving as the first-assistant golf professional Rose Park GC for the past ten years.  Prior to working in the golf business Lisa was a full-time auditor and won two Utah Women’s State Amateur titles.  Lisa and her husband Kirk and have two sons Mitch and Trey.




Shauna Newren

Membership and Administration

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Shauna has worked for the UGA since April of 2006.  Shauna is responsible for processing our individual membership renewals as well as providing administrative support for the entire UGA staff.  Shauna is married to Ron Newren.



Megan Huntsman

Programs Administrator

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Megan Huntsman was hired as Programs Administrator in March of 2016 after completing the 13-month USGA P.J. Boatwright Internship. 

She began working in golf at the age of 16 at Mulligans Golf Course in South Jordan, Utah. She then worked for two years running tournaments with the Utah PGA Junior Golf Connection under former PGA Executive Director Scott Whittaker. After a detailed vetting, including rules and tournament management tests, she was hired by the American Junior Golf Association as a traveling communications intern. 

Megan graduated with a bachelor's degree in marketing and business management from Utah Valley University in 2015.

Megan is married to Brady Huntsman.

Joe Watts

Historian (Independent Contractor)

After serving the association for nearly 20 years as the UGA Executive Director, Joe now serves in the function of Historian.  He continues to be a major asset to the association and does a wonderful job capturing and compiling the history of Utah golf.


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